Official Statistics

Provisional entries for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2019 exam series

Number of provisional entries by age group and subject for GCSEs, Level 1/ Level 2, AS and A levels in England for the summer 2019 exam series.

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Provisional entries for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2019 exam series

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Background information for provisional entries for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2019 exam series

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Data tables for provisional entries for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2019 exam series

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Details

The main trends for the provisional figures on the number of entries for GCSEs, AS and A levels submitted by schools and colleges in England to exam boards by 17 April 2019 for qualifications being taken in summer 2019 were:

  1. GCSE entries in 2019 (5.2m) increased by just under 1% compared to 2018.
  2. GCSE entries are mostly from year 11 students; entries from all age groups have increased slightly in 2019 compared to 2018.
  3. A level entries in 2019 (0.75m) have dropped slightly by 2% from 2018.
  4. AS entries (0.12m) have continued to fall (almost 60% fewer than 2018).
  5. Entries in EBacc subjects increased (by 4%) and entries in non-EBacc subjects decreased (by 9%) compared to 2018.

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Published 24 May 2019